Exhibitions and Events

Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014 & IBBY Honour List 2014

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The International Library of Children's Literature will hold an exhibition "Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014 & IBBY Honour List 2014".

There are about 170 books. For example, the books by the winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014, the books on the IBBY Honour List, and the Japanese translation of these titles which you can pick up and enjoy reading in this exhibition.

IBBY(International Board on Books for Young People) a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together was founded in 1953.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award, referred to as the "Little Nobel Prize", is presented biennially to an living author and illustrator, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. In 2014, the winner of the author award was Nahoko Uehashi (Japan) and the illustrator award was Roger Mello (Brazil).

The IBBY Honour List is a booklist made biennially by the national sections of IBBY from books recently published in each country. This list consists of three categories: writing, illustration and translation which will represent their national children's literature. In 2014, 150 works were selected from 52 countries and regions. From Japan, "Tetsu no shibuki ga haneru (Where the steel sparks fly)" by Mito Mahara was selected for writing, "Shinsekai e (To the new world)" by Hiroshi Abe was selected for illustration and the new translation of "Ransome saga" series (Orig.English : Swallows and Amazons series by Arthur Ransome) by Teruo Jingu for translation.

Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014 & IBBY Honour List 2014
Date August 4, 2015 (Tue.)-August 23, 2015 (Sun.)
Closed Mondays, August 19
Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue 3F Hall, Brick Building, International Library of Children's Literature (Ueno Park)[ACCESS]
Admission Free

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